It is important that the school staff are made aware of any physical disabilities or health problems that students may suffer e.g. anaphylaxis, asthma, heart trouble, respiratory complaints, diabetes, co-ordination problems, limb weaknesses, epilepsy etc so that special provision can be made for these students where necessary, and also so that the staff will know how to react if any emergency arises. The Principal will notify Year Advisors and the Welfare Coordinator. This information can be made available during the enrolment process or at other times that any issue arises.
Parents should notify the Principal in writing of disabilities, injuries or health problems, which may arise out of participating in school activities such as sport or physical education. The Excursion and Sport Permission Notes have a section about medical requirements for parents to complete.
“Anaphylaxis is a severe and sudden allergic reaction. It can occur when a susceptible person is exposed to an allergen (such as food or an insect sting). Reactions usually begin within minutes of exposure and can progress rapidly over a period of up to two hours or more. Anaphylaxis is potentially life threatening and always requires an emergency response.” (DET Guidelines for Schools)
We have several students who have been diagnosed by their doctors as Anaphylactic. As part of the DET policy, all staff undertake regular training in anaphylaxis.
Please advise the Front Office if your child is diagnosed as Anaphylactic and provide an Action Plan and an EpiPen.
SICK OR INJURED STUDENTS
Sick or injured students should obtain a note from their teacher before leaving the room and report to the Front Office for attention. Parents are notified when their child is ill or injured. The DET covers the costs for ambulance but medical attention is the responsibility of parents.
Students should not come to school if they are sick. It is essential that parents provide the school with a daytime phone contact in case of emergencies.